Veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace is back in the AFC North again as he’s reportedly decided to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. Wallace’s new deal is reportedly for two-years and worth $11.5 million.
Wallace, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings prior to the start of the new league year, will now look to provide the Ravens a deep passing threat as the team continues to develop their other young wide receivers on the roster.
The Ravens entered Tuesday with Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman as their two main wide receivers under contract for the 2016. However, Smith is coming off of a serious injury while Perriman failed to play a single play during his rookie season due to a knee injury. The Ravens are also expected to keep restricted free agent wide receiver Kamar Aiken this offseason after issuing him a tender prior to the start of free agency.
Last season, Wallace caught 39 passes for 473 yards and two touchdowns with the Vikings after they acquired him in an offseason trade with the Miami Dolphins.
Wallace, who spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers after they drafted him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Mississippi, signed a lucrative five-year contract worth $60 million with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.